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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile

Hi guys,

Just to clarify, adamtemp64's link leads to the correct info on which numbers cost what.

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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile

I used to call an 0300 number on my mobile all the time, because the local branch of Remploy is on an 0300 number.

 

 

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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile

0300 numbers (and 0330, 0333) were rolled out by Ofcom to be companion numbers to your traditional 01 or 02 local area numbers. They are treated in exactly the same manner like 01 and 02 numbers, in that:

 

  • They cost the same as a call to an 01 or 02 numbers, or
  • They are free to call if you have inclusive minutes, whether on contract or pre-pay

The same is true whether you're calling from a mobile (any UK network) or landline.

 

Perhaps the OP had run out of inclusive minutes?

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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile

hahaha

 

That O2 livechat was hilariously stupid. I found myself on this thread because HMRC's Tax Helpline is an 0300 number. 

 

 

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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile


Edx wrote:

hahaha

 

That O2 livechat was hilariously stupid. I found myself on this thread because HMRC's Tax Helpline is an 0300 number. 

 

 


Did it help with your problem or can we help you some more?

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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile

[ Edited ]

Edx wrote:

hahaha

 

That O2 livechat was hilariously stupid. I found myself on this thread because HMRC's Tax Helpline is an 0300 number. 

 

 



Which comes out of your call allowance, are you having a problem with it?

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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile

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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile

[ Edited ]

Looks like the OP is calling a certain type of 0300 number, not used by a charity/business/landline service but a service provider who then keeps his telephone number connected for 2,3,4 hours at a time in exchange for a little time for international calling.

 

In other words, its aimed at circumventing international dialling charges, whilst falsely inflating network traffice, which is the most applicable Ts and Cs breach. 

 

It can eventually result in termination of contract.

 

EDIT: And it looks like the web chat advisor was bang on the money with it too...

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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile

@pablo

Yes the circumvention if that is what the op was doing but the op never said they were using that type of service so we can only answer on facts in front of us.

I wish that ofcom would prevent the 03 range being used for these services.
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Re: Calling 0300 numbers from your O2 mobile


adamtemp64 wrote:
@pablo

Yes the circumvention if that is what the op was doing but the op never said they were using that type of service so we can only answer on facts in front of us.

I wish that ofcom would prevent the 03 range being used for these services.

Yep the OP didn't, but if you read the webchat transcript you see the webchat advisor specifically talking about a certain number and then saying what I said myself.

I'd bet proper money on this being the case.

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